First Announcement and Call for Papers
The 8th International Conference on Water Repellent Treatment and Protective Surface Technology for Building Materials (Hydrophobe 2017) will be held in Hong Kong, China, 7-9 December, 2017. Since its launch in 1995 in Delft, the Hydrophobe conferences have travelled to Zurich (1998), Hannover (2001), Stockholm (2004), Brussels (2008), Rome (2001) and Lisbon (2014). The conference will be jointly hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Engineering of Hokkaido University and School of Civil Engineering of Qingdao University of Technology. Following the well-established tradition of the series, Hydrophobe-2017 will provide an international forum for all concerned with the application of water repellent and other protective surface technologies in civil engineering to exchange recent advances in both research and practice, and to strengthen international collaboration for the future development in the field. An important motivation to host Hydrophobe 2017 in Hong Kong is to bring this conference for the first time to Asia where construction of infrastructure booms, and to reflect the worldwide development of water repellent treatment and protective surface technology for construction and building materials over the last few decades.
For more information on the call for papers see the attached document or go to: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/Hydrophobe-2017/